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Old 28 Feb 2017, 20:46 (Ref:3715392)   #16
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Melandri is a bottler and dangerous at times. It looks like it's between Davies and Rae. Hugely disappointed in Laverty. Savadori was miles faster, not good. Lowes was impressive, needs to stay on the bike though! Camier was superb too, he should squeeze a podium out of that bike this year and if conditions are right, maybe a first win...?
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Old 1 Mar 2017, 10:16 (Ref:3715513)   #17
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Watched the highlights on ITV4 last night. Once again Phillip Island provides great racing, although once again Rea managed to outsmart them all. Great to see Melandri back at the front, even if he does make unnecessary mistakes at times
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Old 1 Mar 2017, 20:25 (Ref:3715659)   #18
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Emperor's new clothes for me with the rules and grid changes, and it's Phillip ISland, racing is nearly always good there.
Very true, best not get too carried away. Several seasons have like this and then fizzled out somewhat with dominance from one or two riders.

I didn't realise the general sentiment towards Melandri was not a great one!
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Old 1 Mar 2017, 20:36 (Ref:3715661)   #19
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...Hugely disappointed in Laverty. Savadori was miles faster, not good...
Likewise with Laverty, it's early days and I hope I'm wrong. Perhaps superbike riders should be a little weary of the allure of MotoGP; what's the point of making the jump onto the big stage on lacklustre machinery and getting nowhere? Perhaps it's a calculated risk that they can shine enough to be picked up for bigger and better things but the numbers just don't stack up.
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Old 2 Mar 2017, 07:11 (Ref:3715724)   #20
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Strange comment cg but I see your angle.

Laverty was very well respected in MotoGP, as was Rea when he tried to get in. Eugene was getting some superb results on a rather old bike, and the only reason he came back to the far smaller world of superbikes was money and to ride a bike he went well on in the past, the Aprilia.

His place was taken by that astonishing talent Abraham! What would you rather do, stand the chance of getting points and impressing MotoGP team managers as he did last year? Or go back, earn a bunch of cash in a championship that is nothing like as competitive.

I and lots of others simply did not understand the decision. He was doing a fabulous job and seemed to leave because he couldn't get the promise of a better bike, almost a hissy fit in my eyes. He was doing brilliantly on what he had!

The team he was riding for was Spanish, they wanted a top Spanish rider on their bike and got Bautista, a good deal. Laverty was never going to get that bike, but could have stayed where he was and probably made Alvaro look bad.

Eugene had already done his time in Superbike, and proved himself over again. No need to come back until there were no seats offered.
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Strange comment cg but I see your angle.

Laverty was very well respected in MotoGP, as was Rea when he tried to get in. Eugene was getting some superb results on a rather old bike, and the only reason he came back to the far smaller world of superbikes was money and to ride a bike he went well on in the past, the Aprilia.

His place was taken by that astonishing talent Abraham! What would you rather do, stand the chance of getting points and impressing MotoGP team managers as he did last year? Or go back, earn a bunch of cash in a championship that is nothing like as competitive.

I and lots of others simply did not understand the decision. He was doing a fabulous job and seemed to leave because he couldn't get the promise of a better bike, almost a hissy fit in my eyes. He was doing brilliantly on what he had!

The team he was riding for was Spanish, they wanted a top Spanish rider on their bike and got Bautista, a good deal. Laverty was never going to get that bike, but could have stayed where he was and probably made Alvaro look bad.

Eugene had already done his time in Superbike, and proved himself over again. No need to come back until there were no seats offered.
Well, that's me told! I'll get back in my box! Good points well made too. I guess my comments stem from a degree of ignorance of the goings on in the MotoGP paddock these days; I used to follow things closely but ever since Moody and Ryder left Eurosport I've slowly been left behind other than watching race highlights. Frrom what you're saying, he (Laverty) did pretty well last season.
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Eugene had a stellar year last tyear on a 2 year old Ducati, got some top 10 results and was doing better than a lot of people expected.

I guess if you don't see the races it's hard to judge. But it was a shock to everyone, media, tv when he decided to go back to superbikes on a non works bike.

Would you ride for Muir after last year? I certainly would think twice.
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Masterful performance from Rea in the first race in Thailand.
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Woefully dull race, glad I only watched 5 mins highlights of this one.
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need more proof that it's still gonna be Davies vs Rea?
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Hmm, business as usual? I really hope not but the point gap is 30 already. I hope Davies does a double in Aragon but a close race.
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whats worrying is the fact that Sykes can't get near Rea so far . but Melandri can get to Davies.. and that might cost Davies in the long run
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whats worrying is the fact that Sykes can't get near Rea so far . but Melandri can get to Davies.. and that might cost Davies in the long run
Much as I dislike the guy Melandri has shown some good pace in the opening rounds, trouble is he's a missile waiting to go off!
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